Senator Ishaku abbo, Adamawa North (L), Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), Adamawa Central (M), Senator Binos Yaroe, Adamawa South (R)
The Senators representing Adamawa in the National Assembly, Ishaku Abbo, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), and Binos Yaroe has on Monday, 29 paid a visit to the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
According to Binani who spoke on behalf of the Senators, expressed their gratitude over the inclusion of Adamawa in the recently "approved contract for the Reconstruction of Jabbi-Lamba-Belel road that was left unattended to for 47 years, and also Mayo Belwa-Jada-Ganye Toungo Road which you graciously flagged-off in the 4th quarter of 2018. by President Mohammadu Buhari."
"Adamawa State as you know is one of the States that lacks virtually all modern-day infrastructure except for the Airport. Therefore, any little gesture extended to the state excites us" Binani said.
The Senators requested
"for more attention on the quick completion of many Federal Government road projects that have remained uncompleted for several years like Cham-Numan-Numan Jalingo Road and at the same time plead, request and beg you to consider many other Federal roads and bridges that are almost collapsing, for example, the Mararaba Fufore-Sebore-Karlahi-Mayo Chanchi for which a request has been submitted to your office, along with others which we would in due course provide to your office across the whole state."
While adding his voice, Senator Ishaku Abbo revealed that on several occasion he had sittings with the Ministry on the "Issue of Mararaba Mubi, Michika, Madagali, Gwoza, Bama road" which was awarded to certain contractors and yet the project was not completed.
Abbo voiced out that
"there are times in life when we have to say enough is enough and revoke certain contracts and hand over those contractors to the relevant security agencies for investigation and prosecution so that at least Nigerians would have value for their own money."
Adamawa Senators, Ishaku Abbo, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), and Binos Yaroe in a Meeting the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
The damage done to the northeast by Boko Haram has affected the most accessible route which used to be between Maiduguri to Chad Basin, now controlled by the insurgents, making it difficult for exportation of commodities easily to Cameroon said the Senator.
Advising that the strongest international route in Northeast which is best for exportation of goods is "the Mubi - Bukla road", adding that it's only "21 to 23 Kilometers" between the communities which Northern Cameroon mostly rely on for goods importation from Nigeria.
"that could be a major source of revenue to Nigerian Government," Abbo said.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola who welcome the requests, and advice revealed that they have plans to make all Nigerian roads on shape including bridges, suggesting that due to low funding, the Ministry can not at once deliver all requests by the legislatures but assured them of gradually touching every community so as to better the lives of the citizens.
Fashola asked the Adamawa senators to have a seat and decide among themselves, picking on a particular project that needs urgent intervention so as to see how the ministry can work towards actualizing the project and moving to the next important gradually.
Adamawa Senators Granting Interview to the Press